This is the second 1930’s 21st birthday card in a bundle that I bought on Ebay, it features a black terrier dog holding a Key to the Door*
The front cover of the birthday card shows a black terrier dog holding a 21st key in his mouth, at the front steps of a house. There’s an inside page with a small illustration on one side and a poem on the other. The pages are bound with a small ribbon that can be seen tied in a bow on the front of the card.
This is the front cover:
This is the small illustration on the inside page:
This is the poem that was on the other inside page:
This is the re-touched version of the black terrier:
* Up until 1970 the age of majority was 21 years.
The historical causes for fixing 21 years as the age of majority were no longer relevant to contemporary society, the Latey Committee’s recommendation was accepted, that the age of majority, including voting age, should be reduced to 18 years.
I’m assuming that having the key to the door refers back to when a person was classed as an adult and eligible to vote at the age of 21 years.
You can find yesterday’s 21st birthday card here. I’ll be adding another 21st birthday card soon; please subscribe if you don’t want to miss it!